Knicks, without Rose, RJ Barrett deserves more space but Thibodeau relies on veterans

In the defeat against the Bucks the absence of Derrick Rose was clearly felt. The problem for Thibodeau and the Knicks is that it is unknown when Rose will be eligible again, when the player is deleted from health and safety protocols.

In the meantime, Tom Thibodeau should focus more on RJ Barrett. Barrett’s directing skills have greatly improved.

Despite this, with Rose out of action, Thibodeau will still rely on Elfrid Payton. The Knicks coach is very fond of veterans and for this reason Immanuel Quickley also seems to be left out, despite his excellent performances.

Certainly, the absence of Rose further complicates the path of the Knicks expected today from the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, a game that the Knicks absolutely must win.